Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Paris Moment à Birmingham


Ohhh la la, I met my chère amie and fellow Paris blogger Genie, at Chez Fonfon yesterday . She and daughter Lauren were up from Mobile and when asked where we should lunch, I knew just the place.  We all agreed that it has a very French feel. They even have moules and frites on the menu!! This is one of internationally known and James Beard finalist, Chef Frank Stitt's fleet of three outstanding restaurants in Birmingham.  Located in Five Points South right next door to his fabulous Highlands Bar and Grill.


My friend and photography buddy, Bill Dixon has shared his photos here many times when I've been away.  Guess blogworld rubbed off on him, so he's gone and created his very own photoblog....Southern Stuff.  Please stop by, have a look, leave a comment and Follow his blog!

16 comments:

MaCoBra said...

Nice shot, indeed a Paris moment..

jb said...

Bet they had grits on the menu....

Naturedigital said...

Très joli coin et mis en place.
Ir a une odeur et la couleur réelle français à coup sûr.
Ayez un jour splendide Virginia.
Costas

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

A brief but delightful visit, mon amie... Chez Fonfon does immediately transport one to Paris with the menu, the architecture, the ambiance... le sigh

Oh, and you can tell JB that the French girl headed home en vacances with a suitcase FULL of grits and Cajun seasoning!

Bises,
G

brattcat said...

What a lovely afternoon. You've captured not only the experience of place but also of emotion.

Jilly said...

How lovely. I'd love to have been there with you two sharing the experience. Off now to visit Bill's blog.

Ken Mac said...

well go all yummy

Luis Gomez said...

Looks great!

Virginia said...

Costas,
En français? Merci! Bon journée à toi aussi!

Daryl said...

Looks charming

Eleanor said...

You really know how to rub it in...I don't know how authentic a French restaurant Chez Fonfon is, but it sure looks like Paris to me! Ah, moules et frites. I am so jealous - again.

Ken Mac said...

actually, that is a really good idea back at my place!

Nathalie said...

Wonderful ! I would have loved to join you too.

Leif Hagen said...

Salut, V! Let's dejeuner there somday when I get to B!
D'accord? Alors, merci pour le foto!
'a bientot, mon amie
PS - Are you over your "Paris withdrawal yet?

Virginia said...

Leif,
I never get over the withdrawal! HA
V

Marie-Noyale said...

So you don't have to cross the Ocean to enjoy samples of French Cuisine!!!